Guide to 2018 Halloween events in Kingston

The spookiest events around town

Kingston holds numerous events to celebrate Halloween.
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It’s hard to believe Halloween is almost here. Whether you’re looking to spend your Halloweekend getting your pants scared off or taking it easy, there’s something for everyone in Kingston. 

From haunted houses to costume parties, here are six ways to get in the spooky spirit in Kingston this year.

Escape from a Nightmare at Fort Fright (before Oct. 31)

Do you have what it takes to escape from your worst phobia? At $16 a ticket, head over to Fort Henry and enter the underworld to face your fears. Walk through the six PhobiArenas that target the most common phobias, including death, decay, clowns, and more. Bring some friends—you won’t want to enter alone.

Kingston Ghost and Mystery Trolley Tour (before Oct. 31)

For those that prefer horror stories, take a tour through Kingston’s haunting history. This tour walks you through the horrors of Kingston Penitentiary, Bellevue House, and the robbed gravesites at Skeleton Park. You can sign up for the 90-minute mysterious tour on the Kingston Trolley Tours website. 

HARS Halloween Bash (Oct. 26 at 9 p.m.)

Head over to Kingston’s Renaissance Event Venue for an evening of spooky spirit. This party will include a costume contest with prizes and music by DJ Crazy Alex for only $10. Arrive in costume and immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit of downtown Kingston.

Costume Fashion Show (Oct. 31 at 9 p.m.)

Hosted by Queen’s Amnesty International, come out to the McLaughlin room in the JDUC sporting your spookiest costume. Attendants whose costumes are deemed crowd favourites on the runway have a chance to win a special prize.  

Tickets are only $5 at the door, so gather your friends and get creative with your costumes.

Spooky Trivia (Nov. 1 at 4 p.m.)

Join the English Department’s Student Council at The Grad Club in the Henderson Lounge for a night of trivia, board games, and other Halloween themed activities. If you weren’t already sold, there will be free pizza—and the best costume of the night wins an additional prize.

Kingston is a Ghost Town (Book a time)

Bring a group of friends to Improbable Escapes at 303 Bagot St. in downtown to attempt an escape room. This experience requires some serious problem-solving, since you and your group will have to work together, under the pressure of a timer, to escape from a locked room by solving all sorts of puzzles and riddles.

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